Saturday, January 19, 2013

Sundance 2013 Review: 'Don Jon's Addiction'

Don Jon's Addiction is the feature directorial debut from Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who's been a hit at the festival over the years thanks to movies like Brick and (500) Days of Summer. His new film, which he also wrote and stars in, concerns a porn addict and one-night-stand enthusiast who decides it's time to change his ways. He meets his match when he falls for Scarlett Johansson. Addiction is a noble effort to shake up the romantic-comedy rules, but, alas, it doesn't quite work. My review is up at Screen International.

By the way, Johansson's New-Jersey-girl performance really made me think of this: